Using a Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension (nOH) Tracker for Blood Pressure and Symptoms

Using a tracker to record your symptoms and blood pressure readings may help your healthcare provider get an accurate picture of your health. Knowing this information helps him or her develop a personalized nOH management plan for you and adjust it as necessary.

Talk with your doctor about how to take your blood pressure and what blood pressure range is right for you.

Between Appointments: The Most Helpful Information to Track

Symptoms

  • Describe how you feel when standing up or changing positions, and be as specific as possible.
    • Do you feel dizzy? Lightheaded? Do you experience blurry vision or nausea?
  • Include when you experience these symptoms, like after eating a meal or after getting out of the car.
  • Note whether your symptoms are getting better or worse as you follow your management plan.

Blood pressure readings

  • Remember to take your blood pressure in 3 positions—lying down, sitting, and then standing.
  • Record the date and time you take your blood pressure. Download and print this symptom tracker to keep your readings in one place.
  • Your doctor may recommend taking your blood pressure in a quiet place and at the same time every day (eg, in the morning, after breakfast or lunch, or at bedtime).